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When one can use the word "Давай!"?

Ну давай, ага, давай, ну ладно, давай!(Ok let it be, ok, ok, ok bye")

There is a word "Давай" in Russian language. Actually, it is imperative mood of the verb ДАВАТЬ, so also plural/formal imperative form is ДАВАЙТЕ. Давай and Давайте. But actually, almost never it means "to give". Let's conider meanings of this word:

Давай! - it can mean "bye!", just a quick "bye", usually in end of phone conversation.

Давай is also has its literal meaning - give!

The phrase "да, давай" can also mean "let's do it" or "let it be"

In context it can mean "let us(let's)", for example: ДАВАЙ СДЕЛАЕМ - let's make/do.

And also Давай in some context can mean "okay let's go", for exmple "Давай  поедем на дачу? Давай!" - let's go to country house? okay let's go!.

Now you can be convinced again that Russian language is sometimes non-logical, especially if you checked previous posts in this blog, but isn't it makes the language learning more interesting?

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How to transform any noun into verb in Russian language

In Russian language you actually can transform almost any verb into noun. Newly created words can be absolutely sensless, but it is possible. So, you just have to change a noun's ending into a verb's ending. Let's see some senseless words.

ГИТАРА - guitar, ГИТАРИТЬ - to guitar;

КОМПЬЮТЕР - computer, КОМПЬЮТЕРИТЬ - to computer;

ПРИНТЕР - printer, ПРИНТЕРИТЬ - to printer;

СКАЙП - skype, СКАЙПИТЬ - to skype;

I should notice that usually one adds an ending of 2nd verb conjugation - [-ИТЬ].

So you also cam transform any nouns into senseless verbs, but sometimes in extremely weird contexts these words can obtain sense!

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My tips about learning Russian

I would like to present my tips about learning Russian language. If you're reading these tips and you don't agree with them - it is normal, I do not claim that it is the only right tips but I find it useful. So, here it is:

1. Do not learn perfective aspect of verbs in the beginning. First of all become confident in conjugation of imperfective verbs and then learn another subjects presented in 15 lessons in this website.

2. Do now swot cases. Usually cases is the most complicated subject for Russian language learners. And actually this is the most difficult thing in the language, but let's simplify it. Learn rules of conjugaation by cases and do not swot it, just listen the langauge and try to memorize when and which case is used, there are also a lot of exceptions from rules, so don't dhink about it, the more you listen and read - the better you understand how to use cases.

3. Learn by heart rules and conjugation of such complicated verbs as "иметь(to have), нравиться(to like), казаться(to seem), нуждаться(to need), быть должным(to have to/must)". There are just 5 such complicated verbs.

4. Listen language. A language is filled into brain by listening.

5. Learn perfective aspect of verbs when you are already confident with subjects given in 15 free lessons.

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Words - parasites in Russian language

There are words - parasites in Russian language that doesn't bring any sene into speech. Sometimes they are used too often.

Here they are:

Короче - to cut long story short, shortly. Using this word not always means that a speaker wants to cut a long story short, just a word - parasite.

Ну - This short word sometimes can be long like "нуууу".

Так  - literally means "so". Often one can hear "ну так" or "ну дак" than means "so.." or means nothing at all.

Вот - literally means "here is", but also it often has no sense.

Тоесть - literally it can mean "So it means", but often it is a word-parasite.

Как бы/какбы - "like ... " but almost never has its literal meaning.

Типа - literally "kind of" but almost always doesn't have any meaning.

All these senseless words are often used in speech. 

"Ну, короче, ну так, тоесть вот так типа, какбы" - this sentense doesn't have sense at all, but can have a place in speech! It's funny, isn't it?

 

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